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Study literature spanning 12 languages, six continents and over 2,500 years - in the King's College London Department of Comparative Literature, you’ll discover texts from across the globe- with topics stretching from Europe to the Americas, Australia, India, the Middle East, and north and sub-Saharan Africa.  

Explore literature beyond the borders of one particular country or cultural group, and the study of the interactions between literature and other forms of human expression, including the arts, the sciences, and cultural artefacts of all kinds.  

Where else in the UK can you study African literature in English and French alongside Greek modernist poetry? Or modern Indian literature alongside the eighteenth-century European novel? All while based in a central London location that opens the doors to endless world-class libraries, institutes, galleries, museums and theatres.



Undergraduate Comparative Literature Courses available to King's Students:
UCAS Code QQ28
Duration 3 Years

Study BA Classical Studies & Comparative Literature degree at King's College London.

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UCAS Code Q200
Duration 3 Years

Study BA Comparative Literature degree in the Department of Comparative Literature at King's College London.

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UCAS Code Q2P3
Duration 3 Years

Study BA Comparative Literature with Film Studies degree at King's College London.

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UCAS Code LP99
Duration 3 years (a Modern Languages major is 4 years, with the 3rd year spent abroad)

Study Liberal Arts BA at King's College London and take one of 12 majors from across arts, social sciences and humanities.

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